The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)issued a regulatory notice reminding member firms that they should ensure that the Trading Activity Fee (TAF) that is assessed on all member firms for the sale of covered securities is reported and paid on exchange-listed options in conformity with the FINRA By-Laws. Although one of the types of transactions excluded from the TAF is transactions in exchange-listed options effected by a member firm for which FINRA is not the designated options examining authority (DOEA), FINRA currently serves as DOEA for all FINRA member firms. Due to the consolidation of National Association of Securities Dealers and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) member regulation operations in 2007, FINRA assumed DOEA responsibilities for firms that were previously assigned to the NYSE.

http://www.finra.org/web/groups/rules_regs/documents/notice_to_members/p038939.pdf